Menstrual Absenteeism

Sekyanyo
Posted May 1, 2020 from Uganda
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Some 33% of Ugandan girls and young women affected by poverty miss school during their periods. They can’t afford proper sanitary towels, so they are using scraps of old fabric, toilet paper, banana leafs, cotton wool or even newspaper. Fearing embarrassing leaks, they stay home from school and miss out on learning. Many eventually drop out of school.  This is a very real issue for girls and young women in Uganda and around the world.....As the world focuses on COVID-19 What do they think of Menstrual Absenteeism

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Lavina Cardoza
May 02
May 02

Thank you for sharing your thoughts Sekyanyo. It is a terrible situation that is depriving girls of opportunities for growth.

Jill Langhus
May 02
May 02

Hi Sylvia,

Welcome to World Pulse! How are you and your family doing? Your NGO sounds great. I'm looking forward to hearing more about it, as well as what your goals and mission are. Do you have a website and/or social media page(s) to like/follow?

Hope you and your family are doing well.

Sekyanyo
May 02
May 02

Hi Jill,
Am so honored to be part of this amazing platform..Looking forward to learning from you all amazing leaders. My Facebook is https://web.facebook.com/nantongo.sylvia Our web page is https://www.teenmopsuganda.com/ Organisation page is https://web.facebook.com/suubimeanshope/?comment_id=Y29tbWVudDo2Mzc0OTc3...
looking forward to connecting with you too. When women support each other Amazing things happen.

Jill Langhus
May 04
May 04

Hello Sylvia,

We're honored to have you on the platform:-) Thanks for sharing your links!

That's very true. I hope you have a good, safe week, dear!

Chi8629
May 02
May 02

Thank you for sharing.

Chi8629
May 02
May 02

Thank you for sharing.

Anita Shrestha
May 03
May 03

Thank you for sharing

Tamarack Verrall
May 03
May 03

Hi Sekyanyo,
This is one of the most pressing issues, and a shame on governments who perpetuate the barriers to girls' access to education, and necessarily to supplies for menstruation. While the most severe problems show themselves more clearly than ever through this pandemic, these barriers must remain at the top of our lists in pressing for change. Equal access to education for girls is a basic human right, and far too many countries are in breach of this law. Thanks for your important reminder that we all keep this front and centre.
In sisterhood,
Tam

Hello, Sylvia,

Welcome to World Pulse! What a joy that a new voice from Uganda is rising up!

It is truly heartbreaking that something so natural as menstruation becomes a factor for young girls missing school. You are right in raising your concern about this because this issue should be addressed even during the pandemic.

I’m looking forward to reading more from you! Please keep writing.

Welcome again to our growing sisterhood.

Laetitia Shindano
May 14
May 14

Merci chère de rejoindre World Pulse.

Votre souci pour l'éducation des filles est réel et doit trouver des solutions adéquates pour que ces dernières bénéficient de mêmes avantages que les garçons. Je vois déjà que tu as commencé la confection des kits hygiéniques pour les filles. Courage et bonne continuation.

A bientôt

Laetitia

Kabahenda
May 20
May 20

Hello Sylvia,

Welcome to World Pulse and thank you very much for raising our awareness of this very important issue.

I applaud you for all that you have done for deprived girls in Uganda and wish you success.